Praga Premium Pils | První Budějovický Pivovar Samson

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77
okay
83 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
První Budějovický Pivovar Samson
Czech Republic
samson.cz

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This authentic Czech Pils is brewed by the famous Samson Brewery. This is a full bodied beer, rich in Saaz hops and brewed following a 200 year old tradition by Czech brew mas-ters. This is a crisp, refreshing beer with less CO2 making it less filling but packed with fla-vor. A strong pale malt quality is evident in the taste profile.

Added by TMoney2591 on 06-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
16.46%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of DanielCole
1.92/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Watery pils, Mediocre at best

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
1.95/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

500ml bottle. Pilsner glass. Gold color, clear appearance. White froth, brief crown. Slight floral & yeasty aromas, sulphur hues & metallic odors. Sparkling upfront. Grainy flavor swept out by earthy bitterness. Light body. Bothering carbonation. Spicy notes. Dry & dried finish. Flat & unbalanced.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Raime
2.06/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I really don't even know why I ever elect to buy green bottled beer that clearly says it came from somewhere over in Europe. Wanted a palate washer between a night of crafts in which most turned out to be QUITE bad.

Look - Remember guys, Palate washer. I'm not even going to pretend I poured this. But I can tell you now it is very clear with a very high level of carbonation.

Smell - Oh what a big surprise we got going on here. Skunky, grainy, skunky, more skunk, few more grains, and more skunk. Yawn.

Taste - Starts off skunky with lots of skunk that transitions into more skunk with a touch more skunk. The skunk stays skunky, with skunkinss all over the palate. Finishes skunky. It's skunky.

Feel - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Almost choking in the mouth due to the monster level of skunk.

Overall - Woohoo. Should know what I was signing up for. Another skunky generic european whogivesafuck beer.

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Photo of josanguapo
2.16/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

From Carrefour. In Paulaner glass. Watching Breaking Bad 5x07.Vulgar beer, a bit nasty but finishable. Doesnt deserve repetition when many cheaper beers would be a similar option

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Photo of Heeenrik
2.2/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes is way to sweet

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Photo of Sweffin
2.28/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Completely skunky from the bottle

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Photo of Brad007
2.28/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a dark gold with almost no finger into my glass. Sweet with little, if any hops in the nose. Sweet, grainy, skunked taste (thanks green glass!) that certainly qualifies as foreign. Lame ginger ale finish. I'm sure it's a looker when fresh. Not in this form unfortunately.

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Photo of Ant777uk
2.34/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Just wrote a long review and it somehow disappeared, so writing a shorter one again...

Fairly complex and well-balanced overall flavour...strong maltiness with citrus notes and mild hops.

Compared with Staroparen and Budwar, much less flowery and heavier. A fairly good overall beer/pilsner, just nothing unique to make it stand out.

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Photo of moedot
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of jzlyo
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of bylerteck
2.6/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DoubleJ
2.69/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Nice to see another beer from the Czech Republic into the United States. Praga comes from a green 330 ml bottle, so caveat emptor. On to the beer:

This is one of the dullest beer's I've seen around. Its pale gold color is on track per style, but there's little head on the pour, and even that goes away quick. Its body looks dead, as there are no bubbles running through. The aroma at least is okay. It does have some stink, and also some vague grassy notes. Thankfully, there are no wet cardboard notes, which I was afraid of running into after its embarrassing appearance.

Praga actually has a decent taste. It has a spring of spicy hops. A tinge of honey adds sweetness. Honeysuckle as well. If it weren't for the beer's low carbonation, this beer may actually be pretty good. But as it stands, it may as well be a Pilsner Urquell ripoff.

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Photo of Kiro
2.71/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Petertauro
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.83/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of metter98
2.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear dark yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a short bright white head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of skunk are present in the nose, presumably from the green bottle.
T: The taste follows the smell and starts off with a little funkiness and has notes of mineral water and hints of grainy malts. There is a light amount of carbonation.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and is a little clean with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The skunkiness imparted by the green bottle in both the smell and taste is a little detracting.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of MarkoNm
2.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a completely clear, golden color and is topped with an average white frothy head that soon disappears almost completely.
The aroma is gentle, although its malty and slightly grainy aroma is still easy to point out.
The taste is exactly what you expect. Sweet start, balanced body and slightly bittery finish. Also slight metal kick in the aftertaste.
A very nice beer that's easy to drink, but you would expect a bit more form the Czech. Maybe.

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Photo of Sebas
2.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of crossovert
2.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml foiled green bottle. BB 01.03.13.

The cap is already rusted lol. golden effevescent pour, no lacing.

It has a slight skunk but not bad. Under that is rich carmally czech style pils.

The flavor is nice. Flower noble hops with a low lingering bitterness. Pretzel flavor, light water notes. Nothing out of place, nothing extravagant. Just a pretty standard pils here. The mouthfeel is a bit watery.

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Photo of janubio
2.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 ml. bottle, pours a clear golden colour with no head and no lace. Smell of grass, grains and citrics. Medium body, creamy, flat carbonation. Taste is the same: grass, grains and citrics, with some sweet malt notes and a dry finish. Just a correct beer, except for the head.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
2.99/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
2.99/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle from Boise Co-op. Crisp and clear, sharp hops and nice malt profile. Fine active carbonation, small creamy head. Falls flat on palate, no finish.

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Photo of bulldogg915
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of mishi_d
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Praga Premium Pils from První Budějovický Pivovar Samson
3.22 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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